Why Weigh Soap and Cosmetic Ingredients?

Have you ever searched the internet for cosmetic formulas? A search for nearly any product turns up more variations than we can try in a year, perhaps more. The question is, of course, are they good? Will they provide the results we hope for? Are they well researched and written?  Although many factors determine a…

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What is the Difference Between a Cosmetic and a Drug?

We love the products we make. We love them so much that we want to share with our friends and family. Some eventually decide to sell to the public, and that is where the trouble often starts.

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Can You Please Everybody?

“I want to make a soap that will be all right for everybody,” a soapmaker recently said to me. She went on to say, “I want a soap that nobody is allergic to and one that nobody will object to any of the ingredients.”

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I’m Just a Hobbyist

I often hear hobbyist who make soap, cosmetics and candles describing themselves as, “I’m just a hobbyist,”  as if their work was less significant than the work of a business owner.  Is a hobbyist less knowledgeable, less skilled  or less significant than a business owner? Of course not! Let us take a look at why.…

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